Broad Beans

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Aileen Searle

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Broad Beans
« on: June 11, 2021, 19:54 »
Hi there, I'm new to this group, so I have a large healthy patch of broad beans, all of a sudden they re covered with swarms of large buzzy house flies, the black fly are not a problem as I also have loads of lady birds, but therefore I cant spray them, Never seen this before, Any ideas please as to why, and how to get rid . thanks

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Mr Dog

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Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 08:29 »
Might be worth checking that there isn't something dead hidden amongst them

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Yorkie

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Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 21:37 »
Welcome to the site  :)

 I've not encountered this before, but do let us know if there's nothing obvious for the houseflies to be feeding on.  They're not really plant-eaters
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 00:35 »
Hello and welcome. Definitely check for either something dead or animal muck amongst the plants. I say this as a local fox dropped a gift near my onions last night and the flies were the giveaway sign.

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Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 15:58 »
Not helpful, but I had the same problem with my brassicas. Loads of flies trapped under the mesh. I looked for dead things and poo, but nothing.



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